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Numbers Contracting Coronavirus Worldwide Exceeds 17 Million

The number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 across the world has passed the seventeen-million mark.

t’s now been exactly six months since the World Health Organisation declared the pandemic a global health emergency.

The United States still has the highest number in the world and recorded a death every minute yesterday.

Brazil is the second worst affected country.

Here at home we reported our first case on February 29th, we are now at almost 26 thousand cases here while 1,764 people have lost their lives.

Hopes now lie with a vaccine with Russia claiming it will have one next month.

Poland and Japan has reported record cases while Australia has also seen a spike.

 

 

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